(Closed) Our 70-year-old cake toppers! Advice needed + pics

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I unfortunately have no good suggestions other than to say these are AWESOME!!!!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

That is SO lovely!!! What about using the steam from a cappucino machine? Maybe that paired with some tongs or big tweezers to hold it? Silly putty on a plate to hold it in place?! Or a light spray mist of water and a hair dryer on low heat, low speed? I’m just throwing stuff out there….

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Those are awesome!! What a great find.

My suggestion was put her in the bathroom when you take a hot shower, but I like the kettle idea. I think trying to keep the original dress is a good idea.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@Kant: I kind of like it as it is!  They are lovely.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Honestly, I don’t think the wrinkling is even that bad. It looks very vintage and antique. I love this idea; it’s almost making me tear up! Congrats on such an awesome find!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I created the outfit that both the groom and bride wore, and it was honestly easy to make. Here is a pic of my my cake topper. The brides outfit was the easies to make. The top was a tube top made out of white felt, the skirt was created as a mini bubble skirt, and the veil was made out of fabric that simulated a veil. Each of these were glued on. By the way I got all materials and fabric at Joann’s  

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Love your toppers. I was thinking what about removing the fabric bits and putting them between a pillowcase to iron? Alternatively, replace the tulle and use the boquet. My mom restored my grandma’s veil by replacing the tulle and salvaging the floral details on the headband and it still kept its vintage look without the yellowed tulle. you could also get ivory tulle if you think white would look too harsh against the antique bride. Or leave it alone, it’s really charming as is. I guess I really don’t think you could go wrong at all with these. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

How precious!  We used my great-grandparents’ cake topper from 1935.  I would keep it in the bathroom for a couple of good hot showers and see what that does before really blasting it with steam. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

How about contacting a doll maker to see if they could remake her dress?  They are absolutely awesome!! 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

A warm rag should work fine, actually. Just don’t use anything that’s abrasively hot. Whatever you do, though, keep the original clothes! It really adds to the piece (which is super adorable, btw). The body & dress are both fairly white & should blend, so I don’t think you have to worry too much about her naughty bits being exposed. Ha ha Especially if you straighten the dress out.

Good luck!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was gonna saw the steam from a kettle and some tongs!  Let us now how it turns out!  So cute 🙂

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